Testing the efficacy of your desulfator:
The best way to test the efficacy of our desulfators is to have the battery tested for CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) and mili Ohms (mΩ) before installation. You can either use a multimeter or a digital battery analyzer. Over time, you will notice an increase in the CCAs and a drop in the Ohms.
How long does it take to fully desulfate a battery?
The above estimated durations are influenced by the following variables:
Battery Tip: When using an external charger, ensure that the charging amps on the charger is at least 10% of the battery's Amp Hour (Ah) rating.
Why CCAs & Ohms?
The actual reading of a battery's health is in its CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) or Ohms.
These two readings will contrast each other. CCAs measures the ability of a battery to start an engine. When sulfation occurs the build up of sulfate crystals will increase the resistance (Ohm) in the battery which in turn reduces the CCA.
Voltage readings indicate the state of charge for a battery, so in most cases, the voltage reading will remain high whenever the battery is fully charged. After all, you want to know a battery's capacity to crank an engine, not its state of charge. So voltage is not always a true indication of the battery's condition.
What if I don't see any results? Does that mean that the desulfator isn't working?
There are instances even desulfators cannot recover because the failure or poor condition of the battery is not related to sulfation such as:
It can be that you are also using an amp rated charger that is too low.
As the names suggests, desulfators can only recover sulfated batteries. Though there are several conditions where batteries cannot be recovered, 84% of premature battery failure is still due to sulfation, so it still makes sense to own an Infinitum desulfator as you can always use it on other batteries if one is unrecoverable. And due to the robust nature of the Infinitum, you can expect to reuse the device over several batteries throughout its service life.